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Margaret Thatcher © Peter Skingley / Reuters


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A police van carrying one of the suspected murderers of British soldier Lee Rigby arrives for his trial at the Old Bailey in central London December 10, 2013.(Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett)


Opinion: When the Media Promotes Terrorism

Opinion: When the Media Promotes Terrorism

The late Margaret Thatcher popped into my mind on Monday evening while I was watching television coverage of Michael Adebolajo’s trial. Adebolajo is accused of murdering British soldier Lee Rigby on May 23, 2013, in Woolwich, southeast London. Many of those who live...
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The coffin of former British PM Thatcher is carried on a gun carriage during her funeral procession in London. (R)


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In this June 23, 1982 file photo, Britain’s Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher gestures with her pen as she answers a reporters question during a news conference at the United Nations. (AP Photo/File)


Opinion: A Great and Generous Soul

Opinion: A Great and Generous Soul

The period between 1970 and 1979 brought major shifts in British society. The country was overloaded with the burdens of World War II and the political defeat of the Suez war in 1955; later, the country suffered from the oil crisis, which it survived only by finding...
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In this June 23, 1982 file photo, Britain’s Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher gestures with her pen as she answers a reporters question during a news conference at the United Nations. (AP Photo/File)


Leaders Who Swim Against the Tide

Leaders Who Swim Against the Tide

“A voice in the desert!” was the phrase that came to mind after I interviewed Margaret Thatcher in Tehran in April 1978. The new leader of the British Conservative Party was visiting as part of a foreign policy exploratory tour that included Washington, Paris and...